December 8, 2013
December 5, 2013
THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING, 12/5/13
New Wines from the New World
Please join us tonight, 6-9 pm, for a tasting with our friend Kevin from the Vine Collective with bread from She Wolf and cheese from Eastern District.
Kerner Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Grapes are grown organically, hand-picked, and pressed whole cluster before the juice is transferred and split between stainless steel and neutral oak barrels for fermentation. Once blended, the resulting wine is full bodied and rich- the ultimate “winter white”, stellar with potato leek soup and fish stew.
Birichino St. George’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California
We love wild wine! This all-natural Pinot Noir is terroir driven and full of California character. The poor soil of the growing region in the Santa Cruz mountains yeilds small amounts of tiny, resilient grapes and winemakers Alex Krause and John Locke use this to their advantage. The wine they make from their hearty grapes is real and raw, with exuberant aromatics, notes of candied cherries and vibrant acidity.
Adelaida “End Post” Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California
This Cali Cab is a beast in a bottle. Pop the cork, and let him breathe for a while, and he behaves nicely. If you give him some red meat, he’s even better. Deep in color with a spicy aroma and not-so-subtle hints of black fruit, cassis, and cocoa in the glass, End Post will keep you warmer (and happier) than a space heater all winter long.
December 4, 2013
Our Nelly… the rockstar!
Nelson Nunez - Pool Party
December 3, 2013
ART OPENING: GAIL PEACHIN
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-8 pm
Please join us tonight, 6-8 pm, for a celebration of the beautiful and haunting collages that will grace our walls for the month of December! Our artist, Gail Peachin, Lily’s amazing mom, splits her time between her beautiful old farmhouse in the Catskills and Fern, her eclectic antique store in Hudson, with visits to Brooklyn peppered in for good measure. This is her second December show at Dandelion, and her pieces make pretty amazing gifts for anyone on your list or your own bare walls. We’ll have plenty of wine and treats, and Gail will be here to mix and mingle!
November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! Dandy LOVES you so much. We’re open today until 3:30pm! We’ve got wine and pie for sale. Come say hi…. XO
November 26, 2013
NEW BOXED WINE ALERT
Pascal Lambert Chinon 2012, $44
"Created in 1987 by Beatrice and Pascale, this 14 hectare domaine was one of the originals in the organic/biodynamic movement in the Loire. Soils are clay-limestone, gravel, and flint and grapes come primary from the area called Cravant-les-Coteaux west of Chinon. Wines are produced without the addition of yeast or enzymes. The entry level bottling is not hit with any SO2 at all."
We LOVE this earthy, mineral-rich Cabernet Franc-in-a-box! It’s meaty and dark, but medium bodied and fresh on it’s feet. Winter seems to be here, like it or not, and we heartily suggest having some wine on hand! Each box holds the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine, so stocking up is easier than ever.
November 25, 2013
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12-11pm
Thursday: 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Friday: 12-11 pm
November 22, 2013
It’s drinking season!
November 22, 2013
LE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EST ARRIVE!
Third Thursday has come and gone and we’re left with the spoils! And judging from these two beauties, 2013 is going to be a vintage to remember.
Jean-Paul Brun L’Ancien Beaujolais Nouveau 2013, $16
Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Nouveau 2012, $18
November 21, 2013
Holy cow, Thanksgiving is just ONE WEEK away! Time to think about what you’re thankful for, what to cook, and most importantly, what to drink! We have plenty of opinions on all three, especially the drinking part. And tonight, we aim to jump-start your holiday with an all-American tasting, 6-9 pm, of three wines that would be dynamite paired with your bird and all the fixings. We’ll have bread from She Wolf Bakery and cheese from Eastern District.
Qupe “Y” Block Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, 2012
"I need a buttery Chardonnay for my mother-in-law!" Is a request we hear more often this time of year. Enter, Qupe. It’s round and vanilla laced but the oak is incredibly well-integrated and there is a vibrancy and loftiness that is more Burgundian in nature. An elegant and delicious Chardonnay that will appeal to the crankiest of palates. $24
Barnard Griffin Riesling, Columbia Valley 2012
Rob Griffin has been making wine, against all odds, in the Columbia Valley since the mid 1970’s. His creativity and dedication (what some call “hard headedness”) shows in all of his delicious wines. Riesling is often recommended in “Thanksgiving Wine Pairing” articles, and this off-dry bottle from Washing ton State is the perfect example of why. With notes of green apple, citrus, and exotic spices , and the most delicate sweetness on the finish, it lends itself well to all the myriad of dishes on the dining table. $13
Montinore Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2011
This Demeter Certified Biodynamic beauty from Oregon is one of my favorite Pinot Noirs in the shop. The family run winery pays an astounding amount of attention to every detail in the wine producing process, from grapes to glass, and it really shows. Bold black cherry and red plum fruit with a little baking spice and savory smoke on the finish. Just as great with pie after the meal as it is with the turkey itself. $23